In many countries of the world, there is a craze for T20 cricket at this time. South Africa is also not following this, where the SA20 league is being organized. In this episode, MI Cape Town and Sunrisers Eastern Cape competed in the 12th match of the tournament. During this match, a tragic incident happened with Pakistani anchor Zainab Abbas. Zainab collided with the player while anchoring near the boundary line.
This happened in the thirteenth over of Sunrisers Eastern Cape’s innings. Marco Jansen hit an excellent shot on the last ball of that over bowled by Sam Curran. Meanwhile, the fielder standing on the boundary line dived to stop the ball. However, while diving, Field’s leg collided with Zainab Abbas, who was interviewing near the boundary, after which Pakistan fell on the anchor.
Immediately after she fell on the ground, Zainab Abbas’s aide, who was standing next to her, helped her to stand up. Zainab Abbas also inquired about the condition of her colleague. After this Zainab Abbas says, ‘It seems we are fine, in fact we have survived. Its video is becoming very viral on social media.
,@ZAbbasOfficial is swept off her feet!
ICYMI, here’s what happened at the boundary line after her collision with the fielder.
👷. She’s fine!🤗
— JioCinema (@JioCinema) January 19, 2023
Zainab Abbas is a well-known anchor and she is no less than a celebrity in Pakistan. She also remains in headlines due to her glamorous look. Zainab Abba has also hosted ICC events on several occasions. On one occasion, Zainab had also interviewed the former captain of Team India, Virat Kohli. Zainab Abbas’s father has also played domestic cricket.
Jansen won the match for Sunrisers
Talking about the match, MI Cape Town, batting first after losing the toss, scored 171 runs for 6 wickets in 20 overs. Wicket-keeper batsman Roelofsen scored an innings of 56 runs off 36 balls, which included seven fours and two sixes. At the same time, Rickelton scored 46 and Odion Smith scored 25 runs. Van der Merwe and Otneil Baartman took two wickets each for Sunrisers.
In response, the Sunrisers Eastern Cape team achieved the target by losing three balls and remaining eight wickets. Marco Jansen played an inning of 66 runs off 27 balls, which included seven sixes and three fours. Tristan Stubbs also made an important contribution to the victory by scoring 28 runs. Kagiso Rabada took the maximum three wickets from MI Cape Town.